Emma Lucille Cole, 94, of Exline, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
Emma was born in Exline to Andrew and Ida (Forsythe) Oliver on Nov. 11, 1918. She received her education from Exline High School, graduating in 1936. Emma was united in marriage on Oct. 16, 1943 to Floyd Cole in Unionville, Mo.
Emma would attend college after high school. She began teaching at South Wilton School, south of Numa. She taught school for a few years until Floyd returned from the service. She would later become a homemaker. Emma enjoyed playing cards, dominos, bingo, knitting, telling stories of her childhood and time spent with her family.
Emma is survived by two sons, David Cole (Susan) of Exline and Dan Cole (Pam) of Pleasant Hill. She is also survived by two nieces, eight nephews and their families and many cousins.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd; two children, Robert Cole and Marsha McCormick; and six siblings, Bill Oliver, Alta Adams, Alice Horn, Ada Bailey, Enid Wallace and Lawrence Oliver.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Centerville with the Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Concord Cemetery near Mystic. Memorials may be given to American Legion Auxilliary No. 214 which may be left at the church or mailed to Thomas Funeral Home, 23548 Highway 5, P.O. Box 125, Centerville, Iowa 52544.
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